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EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

The Register - In a move that'll be cheered by phone users the world over, the European Union has decided that mobile phones should have a standard charger plug.

In a unanimous vote, the EU's Internal Market Committee decided that there's no good reason the charger should be treated as a proprietary secret. As German MEP Barbera Weiler put it, manufacturers should “put an end to cable chaos for mobile phones and tablet computers”.